Blake Shelton has been, for quite a few years now, one of the most appreciated country music interpreters in America. He is well-known and cherished for his compositions and his amazing country voice. But these qualities were built in time, in a hard-working career. The artist participated in musical events and festivals as a kid, and began writing songs at the age of 14. At the age of 16, he was awarded a Denbo Diamond Award.
Blake Shelton Net Worth - $60 Million
Birth Name - Blake Tollison Shelton
Date of birth - June 18, 1976
Zodiac Sign - Gemini
Birth Place - Ada, Oklahoma, United States
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 5″
Profession - Record producer, TV Personality, Author, Actor, Music artist, Composer, Singer, Songwriter
Shelton decided to pursue his passion immediately after finishing high-school. To achieve his purpose, he moved to Nashville in 1997. However, artistic accomplishment came only later, in 2001, when he released his first single entitled “Austin”. The song adjudicated Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Charts 1st place for five weeks.
But that would be only the beginning. His first album sold in 500.000 copies, bringing him critical recognition. His second album, The Dreamer, released in 2003 was not as popular as the first one, but still got a golden certification and sold in over 500 000 copies.
Shelton did not stop here and, a year later, he released his third album, Blake Shelton’s Barn and Grill, that outgrew the popularity of the first two. This album was accompanied by a video selection. On his next album, he expanded his collaborations to more than one person (his first three albums were produced by Bobby Braddock). In 2008, he had two consecutive singles reaching Billboard’s 1st place: “Home” (a cover after Michael Bublé’s song) and “She wouldn’t be gone” – that was also the lead-off to his fifth album, Startin’ Fires.
One of his greatest hits is definitely “Honey Bee”, released on his 2011 album, Red River Blue. The song was downloaded more than 130 000 times, in the course of the first week after its release. The album became his first no. 1 album in Billboard 200 and included two other singles that hit no. 1 in charts: “God Gave Me You” and “Drink on It”.
In 2013 and 2014, Shelton released another two albums Based on a true story… and Bringing Back The Sunshine and picked up numerous musical awards like: The CMA Award for Male Voice of the year in 2013 and 2014, and the CMA Award for the best album of the year for his album Based on a true story.
But Shelton has a TV career as well, being involved in the TV musical competition The Voice, where he is part of the jury. It is rumored that, only in 2013, Shelton received around 12 million dollars for one season. All in all, having sold over 7 million records over the years, and having at least 12 singles that sold in more than 500 000 copies, Blake Shelton net worth is estimated at 60 million dollars and growing.